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BIA investigates fatal house fire on Pine Ridge Reservation (April 16, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is investigating a fatal house fire on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The BIA didn't release the names of the victims of the...

Editorial: Bigotry an issue for Alaska attorney general pick (April 16, 2009)

"Wayne Anthony Ross cuts a colorful and controversial figure in Alaska. Sarah Palin's choice for attorney general is a man of strong opinions on matters like subsistence hunting and fishing...

8th Circuit hears Indian status appeal in Aquash case (April 16, 2009)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Wednesday in the case of a man who is accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash....

Indian student returns to class with long hair intact (April 16, 2009)

A federal judge ordered public school officials in Texas to allow an Indian student to return to class after he was suspended for having long hair. Jesus Figueroa, who...

EPA to spend another $25M on Tar Creek buyout, cleanup (April 16, 2009)

The Environmental Protection Agency will spend another $25 million on a buyout and cleanup at the Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma. The money comes from the American Recovery and...

Second lawsuit filed in Navajo court against former priest (April 16, 2009)

A second lawsuit has been filed in Navajo Nation court against a former Roman Catholic priest. Charles “Chuck” Cichanowicz is accused of sexually molesting two Navajo boys in the 1980s....

EPA to use stimulus funds to clean up Elem Reservation (April 16, 2009)

The Environmental Protection Agency will use up to $5 million in stimulus funds to clean up the reservation of the Elem Tribe of California. The reservation was contaminated by...

Cherokee tribes to reunite at historic Red Clay capital (April 16, 2009)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will reunite at the historic Cherokee capitol of Red Clay, Tennessee. The Cherokees moved their...

Eunice Davidson: Why I'm fighting for 'Fighting Sioux' (April 16, 2009)

"It is with regret that I feel I must write this letter to the editor. A recent Herald story and the blog of Herald staff writer Tu-Uyen Tran seemed...

Editorial: Close tobacco tax loophole for Seminole Tribe (April 16, 2009)

"The Florida Senate is expected to vote this week on a $1 cigarette tax increase, which the bill's sponsors insist on calling a "surcharge." It also would impose new taxes...

Volunteer firefighter for Iowa Tribe critically injured (April 16, 2009)

A volunteer firefighter for the Iowa Tribe was critically injured while responding to a blaze in Oklahoma last week. David Milby, 60, remains in critical condition after suffering second-...

Trial over troubled reservation trailer park continues (April 16, 2009)

Testimony continued in the federal government's case against a trailer park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California. Federal prosecutors were still calling witnesses as of Wednesday....